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D&I is more than an initiative. It’s a business imperative.

When people don’t have to worry about how they look, who they love or what they believe, then—and only then—can we reach our full potential.

Our leadership commitment to diversity

At the highest level, we seek to advance diversity across all geographies, creating conditions for everyone to thrive.

We know showing up as inclusive leaders is key. Only then will a powerful ripple effect extend across teams, clients and communities.

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Diverse voices

At Cognizant, we celebrate diversity & inclusion across our workforce, in our communities and in our partnerships. 

Great leadership begins with authenticity

There’s a lot of talk in diversity circles about authenticity and bringing your true self to work. As an openly gay man, Jan Sigmund, Cognizant’s Chief Financial Officer, knows how difficult but also how rewarding it is, especially for people in a leadership position. Read more about Jan’s perspective and experience here.

Jan Siegmund | Diversity in leadership

Cognizant CFO Jan Siegmund has been out at work since 1996. Here he speaks about being an openly gay leader in the technology industry, why D&I is a source of strength and credibility, and how the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ team is leading on these issues. Learn more about the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One team and our partnership with Aston Martin here

Dana Anderson | Voices of diversity

Watch Cognizant Principal IoT Strategy Consultant Dana Anderson speak about her love of motorsports, her hopes for the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One team and how Cognizant’s culture has helped her thrive. Learn more about the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One team and our partnership with Aston Martin here

Creating gender equity

We’re hard at work implementing three programs that promote gender diversity across the Cognizant ecosystem.

Feeling like we belong...even when we're far apart

In a post COVID-19 world, it’s more important than ever for businesses to give employees a sense of belonging whether they’re in an office or not. Feeling like you belong at work is about four things: feeling welcomed, valued, included and connected.

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Managers make the most powerful allies

Managerial allyship can encompass a range of behaviors. The highest impact ones include building relationships, self-educating, being self-aware, actively listening, speaking up and standing up. Read more about what we learned from our survey of more than 3,000 Gen Y and Gen Z individual contributors in the US.

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Creating a more inclusive Cognizant

Black, Latinx and Indigenous Group (BLING)

This group is committed to developing innovative ideas through leadership diversity and a multifaceted workforce, which enable Cognizant to be the global market leader. We also provide networking opportunities for the BLING.
Cognizant Veterans Network

Cognizant values veterans’ service to our country. Through our Veterans Network, we hire and transition service members, veterans and military spouses for new jobs.
Embrace for LGBTQ+ Associates & Allies

We promote workplace practices in which all staff can be their authentic selves at work and grow to their full potential. The Embrace supports a strong community of LGBTQ+ associates and allies.
Millennial Council

The Millennial Council brings together selected high-performing, young professionals to generate new perspectives and action-driven strategies focused on business-related issues. The council’s mission is to foster collaboration and provide seamless integration between thought leaders and decision makers across generations.
Pan-Asian Group

The Pan-Asian Group seeks to bring awareness of diversity by fostering career growth for minorities. This group aims to create a safe and open environment for current and future employees to connect with one another and bridge connections among a diverse organization.

Global Unite provides a community and resources for associates with disabilities, caregivers and their allies. Unite leverages Cognizant’s membership with the National Organization on Disability (NOD), which is focused on building a world where people with disabilities enjoy full opportunity for employment.
Women Empowered

WE is committed to recruiting and expanding career opportunities for all women across our organization. Cognizant is continuously building a community of women focused on growth in the technology industry.
Completely Cognizant

We believe that by celebrating inclusion & advancing diversity, we can execute successfully over the long term. We continue to drive D&I throughout our organization to unlock our associates' innovation, as well as reflect the diversity of our clients and communities.

“Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is essential to every organization that needs to deeply understand and serve its customers.”

— Brian Humphries, Chief Executive Officer

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